There may be times that call for restraint, silence or removing ourselves from a situation. It is in those moments that our real strength is tested.


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AWAY by chris kuhn


One step forward.

A step away

From what you have

To what you need.

Daily contemplation.


One step back.

A step away

But will they hear

Elected silence?

Conscious decision.


One step alone.

A step away

To miss them

And be missed.

Forgiven words.


One step onward.

A step away

From uncertainty

And ambiguity.

Tempered devotion.

Cooled emotion.


Quiet and away.


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